Visit the Museum Prinsenhof Delft

From 25 March to 17 July 2016


After 320 years, The Little Street is finally back where it belongs!

The exhibition Vermeer is coming home | The Little Street returns to Delft describes the long search to identify the place that inspired Vermeer to paint his masterpiece. It deals with a number of theories, but specifically explains the most recent research on this topic. The location of The Little Street near Vlamingstraat 40-42 enables us to consider the painting from a different point of view, because Vermeer had personal memories of this place. The exhibition puts the painting between Delft cityscapes by contemporaries, such as Pieter de Hooch and Daniël Vosmaer; memories play a role in their works too.

Vermeer is coming home
About the exhibition
Johannes Vermeer and The Little Street
Program of activities


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Permanent exhibitions

  • Delftware, the making of a global brand

    Delftware, the making of a global brand

    Delftware was invented in an attempt to imitate the world-famous Chinese blue and white porcelain. Thanks to the Dutch entrepreneurial spirit, this 'imitation porcelain' was so successfully developed in Delft that it gained an independent status and market, and was to become a global icon. Learn more about the secrets of this success, while admiring the most beautiful and unique Delftware masterpieces.

  • Masters in Innovation, Delft creating history

    Masters in Innovation, Delft creating history

    Over the centuries, Delft artists and scientists have played a leading role in the development of the Netherlands. Find out more about famous Delft residents such as Johannes Vermeer, Michiel van Mierevelt, Anthonie van Leeuwenhoek and Hugo de Groot. Discover how they changed the Netherlands and the world with new insights, discoveries and creativity.

  • William of Orange, Father of the Nation

    William of Orange, Father of the Nation

    One of the most important events in Dutch history took place at the Prinsenhof Museum in Delft; the assassination of William of Orange, the forefather of King Willem-Alexander. Learn all about his life, his dramatic death and his legacy. Visit the 'scene of the crime' with the bullet holes, check out 'who's who' in the Royal family and discover just how much influence the Founding Father still has in the Netherlands today.

Visitors information

Opening hours

Mondays to Sundays: 11.00-17.00 hours.
Closed on: Kingsday (27/4), Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

Admission fees

Adults: € 12,00
Children 0-3 years: free entrance
Children 4-12 years: € 3,00
Youth 13-18 years: € 6,00
Student pass/ISIC cardholders: € 7,00
CJP (Youth Culture Pass): € 9,00
Groups (> 10 persons): € 9,00 p.p.
Museum card: free entrance
ICOM card: free entrance
Delft pass, Rotterdam pass, Friends of the Prinsenhof Museum, members of the Rembrandt association: free entrance

We accept the following tourist cards:

  • Prinsenstad combiticket and Vermeer combiticket
  • HelloDelft Card
  • Holland Pass
  • City Pass The Hague/Delft

Plan your visit

Discover even more at Museum Prinsenhof Delft during a multimedia tour or a guided tour. Also available: combined guided tours to Museum Prinsenhof Delft and the New Church and/or the Medieval Prison in the Town Hall. The museum regularly organizes temporary exhibitions and special activities such as lectures, valuation days and workshops.

Museum shop

The museum shop offers a wide range of souvenirs, books, luxury articles and modern Dutch design.

Food and drink

De Nonnerie lunch and coffee cellar is located in the convent building of the museum. 
On showing an entrance ticket, museum visitors also receive a free cup of coffee/tea at the lunchrooms Stads-Koffyhuis (Oude Delft 133) or Bakker Suikerbuik (Hippolytusbuurt 24).

Visiting Delft?

Besides the Prinsenhof Museum, Delft has a lot to offer! The city is well-known for its ties with the Dutch Royal family and the famous painter Vermeer. Delft is also world renowned for its Delft Blue earthenware and its lovely canals. In the beautifully preserved historic centre of Delft you will have a great experience with the rich history of the city. A city of great charm with the best Holland has to offer. Delft is an absolute 'must-see' during your visit to the Netherlands. Check out to plan your stay in Delft. Enjoy!

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